The Danbury Police K-9 Unit is mourning the passing of K9 Koda, who retired in 2017. Koda joined the Danbury Police Department in 2011 and was partnered with Detective Travis Kupchok, patrolling for six years. Koda retired due to a brain tumor. He was trained to sniff out drugs and was credited with a number of narcotics arrests. Koda came to the Danbury Police Department through a $10,000 grant from Don LaJoie, a former Danbury Race arena driver and small business owner.